Beautiful Floors

I am partial to Holloway House. They have a great line-up of products for floor care, stainless and wood furniture. I like these products because they work, and they are easy to use. If you are like me, everything needs to be easy, fast and have results that last. I want to be wowed when I use it, not just pleased. And that’s what happens when I use Holloway House products.

If you have a hardwood floor, you always want to remember to keep the dust and dirt off the floor. Dust and dirt are like sandpaper to wood floors. So, dust first and then clean. I like a cleaner by Holloway. It used to be called “no bucket”, but now they call it, Quick Shine Multi Surface Floor Cleaner. You can use it on tile, wood, laminate, stone and LVT. It’s neutral, so it doesn’t need rinsing. Just squirt, mop and let dry. It will not streak, and it has a nice clean fragrance. And it will not dull the finish of the other Holloway House Quick Shine finishes.

There is a new cleaner that I want to tell you about. It’s Quick Shine Disinfectant Floor Cleaner. This cleaner is not a squirt and mop cleaner; it needs to sit for a few for the disinfectant to do its job. I would use a regular sponge mop to rinse and wring out. This cleaner is NOT for your wood floor, there is too much water involved. Use it on tile, vinyl and stone. The bathroom and kitchen seem like perfect places to use this product. It kills cold and flu viruses.

So, they have two floor finishes in the Holloway House line. If you have older floors, use the original Quick Shine Floor Finish. I am completely partial to this product. It’s easy to use, just squirt and mop. Use a micro-fiber pad. Get a pad and use only for Floor Finish. Don’t use a dry Swiffer. The reason a dry Swiffer works so well is the wax dots on the pad. They really grab dust. But those wax dots break down with any cleaner or finish, and you end up with wax smears all over the floor. And they are not easy to remove. Trust me. The finish of the Quick Shine will give you a shine from the first coat. But who is happy with just one coat…? not me. I put six coats on my old parquet floor, and it looked like I had the floor refinished. It blurred all the surface scratches. It was amazing. Each coat dried in 20 minutes. So, every night after I put my daughter to bed…. I put on a coat of Quick Shine.

Now I have a new floor, and I use Quick Shine Hardwood Floor Luster. I love it. It’s not a high shine but a beautiful soft glow. The finish is perfect for new floors that are not a high polished look. I put on two coats. And I am happy. I haven’t mentioned that these floor finishes do more than just provide beauty. They protect the floor from dirt and dust. They restore the color and give you a refreshed look.

If you are not the squirt and mop type. Quick Shine has a new mop—Multi-Surface Spray Mop Kit. It comes with a microfiber pad, and it’s strictly for cleaning, not for applying finishes. It comes with a refillable cartridge and cleaner. It will make cleaning easy. Use a microfiber mop head and wash it after using. Just don’t put it in the dryer. Let it air dry.

Now a quick update. Bona dropped their wood cleaner. But Holloway House has one. Holloway House Wood Cleaner is water-free, and it’s great for a quick clean and polish. You know like when someone calls and says they are coming by. And it’s been a month since you dusted…. just a light spray and then wipe dry. It dries quick and is not oily. It looks good and they will never know how quickly you did that.

Holloway House has a stainless-steel cleaner. Quick Shine Stainless Cleaner + Polish removes tough soil, smudges, stains, oil, and fingerprints.

Some of you have been calling about the Happy Handyman book. It’s still a few months out, but I promise your gonna like it.